of Antiquated + Contemporary Art Photography

For the past ten years I’ve been so fortunate to curate and design for Plates to Pixels. It has been the formative platform that has led to so many other opportunities for the artists as well as my personal projects. Diffusion and our other publishing, curating, and exhibition projects would not be if it weren’t for Plates to Pixels and the artists I’ve worked with over the years. Truthfully, I never imagined I’d still be updating the site 10 years after we launched but I’m very pleased that we’re still relevant and am so humbled by the support of our viewers. Below you’ll find single images from all our featured artists since the inception and a little bit of our history through our print catalogs, brick and mortar exhibits, eMotion and interview archive. A big thank you to our little community for continually supporting our artists.  Blue Mitchell


Photo © Aline Smithson


10th Anniversary Showcase


in random order

Group Show Print Catalog Archive

We have a few print catalogs available from past group shows that can be purchased from Magcloud and Diffusion Marketplace.




Formerly & Hereafter

Brick & Mortar Exhibitions

Photo⊕Craft @ LightBox Photographic Gallery

Photo⊕Craft 2 @ LightBox Photographic Gallery

Interview Archive

Q+A with some of our featured artists

Aline Smithson

Interview with Aline SmithsonOriginally posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Where did you grow up and what was it like living there? I grew up in Los Angeles, in a wonderful neighborhood called Silverlake. It was an ethnically diverse area, with lots of...

Heidi Lender

When do you think you created your first successful photograph? What brought you to this moment? Your question made me do a little retrospective of my short life as a photographer! I'm not sure if I'd use the word successful, but the first...

Galina Kurlat

I met Galina Kurlat in New Orleans last December at PhotoNola. I was immediately taken by her images and had some time to chat with her about the series Safe Distance. I wanted to know more about the project and her way of working so I asked...

Jake Shivery

Blue Mitchell: Please tell me a little bit about your background and how you became the Jake Shivery. Jake Shivery: Geez. Usual story – starts up out East, ends up out West. This ain't my first port town. Can you explain your photographic...

Doug Ethridge

Interview with Doug Ethridge conducted by photographer J Swofford (abnormalimage.com)originally posted September 1st, 2009 Can you describe your first involvement in photography? Going way back to late...

Tom Chambers

Interview with Tom Chambers, originally posted August 3rd, 2010 Tell us more about your background (where you grew up; childhood experiences) and how you came to photography. I was born and raised on a...

Zelda Zinn

Tell us more about your background and how you came to photography. I grew up in Houston, Texas in a big family. From my earliest days I used to draw and dream up art projects. My parents are culture vultures, and were always...

Claudia Luthi : The Shoe From Peru

This project (2008) is about a little girl's shoe that is traveling around the world going from photographer to photographer. In the past 5 years the shoe has been to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America and it has been...

Dorothy Shoes

Interview with Dorothy Shoes,originally posted July 29th, 2008  Where did you grow up? Can you tell me what it was like for you growing up? I grow up in a small town in the middle of France. My mother is...

Paul Karabinis

Interview with Paul Karabinisoriginally posted May 5th, 2009  I grew up in Gainesville, Florida. In the 1960s it was your classic college town. Everything seemed to revolve around the University of...

Bastien Desfriches Doria

Interview with Bastien Desfriches DoriaMay 5th, 2009 I was born in Paris, France, but mostly lived in different areas of France. Until age 7 I lived in a small town near Montpellier in South France called...

Jason DeMarte

Q&A with Jason DeMarte Why do you do what you do? Honestly I’m not sure how to answer this, my art is I and I am my art. I always have a hard time explaining this to people outside the art world. It is...

Zeb Andrews

Interview with Zeb Andrews, Portland, Oregonoriginally posted July 29th, 2008 Where did you grow up? Can you tell me what it was like for you growing up? Originally I was born in Seattle and around the age of 4 or so I moved to Yacolt, Washington. Yacolt...

Lane Collins

Interview with Lane Collinsoriginally posted July 8, 2009  Tell us more about your background and how you came to photography. I grew up in North Carolina and started taking pictures as a teenager. My mother gave me my first...

Nhung Dang

Interview with Nhung Dangoriginally posted Feb 17, 2009 Where did you grow up? Can you tell me what it was like for you growing up? I was originally born in Hanoi; my families were among the boat people...

Natalie Young

Interview with Natalie YoungOriginally posted March 3rd, 2009 Where did you grow up?  Can you tell me what it was like for you growing up?I had a great childhood, really. I grew up Texas and then Arkansas.  We...

Suzanne Rochette

Interview with Suzanne RochetteMarch 3rd, 2009 Where did you grow up? Can you tell me what it was like for you growing up? I was born and raised in Quebec city, capital of the Province of Quebec in the...

Russell Joslin

How long have you been shooting self portraits? For about 15 years. I had done some before that, but not with serious intent.   Can you remember your first successful self portrait? How did it come about? I really can’t remember a specific image that I...

eMotion Movie Archive

Our Mission

Original logo from 2007

Plates to Pixels was formed in 2006 to promote the creation of photography-based fine art and was established by artists, for artists. The name “Plates to Pixels” suggests the evolution of photography from the antiquated processes to the new digital format of pixels. Our mission is to provide exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists working in the photography arts with an emphasis on pairing antiquated processes and new digital media processes.

Plates to Pixels is published by One Twelve Publishing.

One Twelve Publishing is a Mission. Measured by its products, it is the distributor of art through means that can be considered on their own to be an art form. The publishing company is know internationally for its respected fine art photographic annual Diffusion which focuses on unconventional photographic practices. One Twelve also hosts an online gallery that focuses on bridging the gap between antiquated and contemporary photographic processes called Plates to Pixels.

In April 2015 One Twelve Publishing launched its new monograph series starting with Contact by Jake Shivery.

One Twelve Publishing is located in Portland, Oregon, USA.